Mary "Penny" Ovesen

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Mary B. "Penny" Ovesen, 94, of Magnolia, passed away, Wednesday, September 9 at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville.
She was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church, former member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, a retired military intelligence agent after a stellar 30 year career, having served in Ft. Knox, Lexington, Albany, New York, and Dover, New Jersey. Upon her retirement in 1980, Penny moved back to her native LaRue County. She was a proud volunteer at Hardin Memorial Hospital, the LaRue County Public Library, and was a charter member and the first director of the Sunrise Manor Volunteers. She was also a member of the Lincoln Days Celebration, Inc. and the Methodist Women's Group.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Logan LaRue Ovesen; a son, John Michael "Mike" Ovesen; her parents, Ernest and Clara Tucker Pennington, and her step-mother, Edna Taylor Pennington.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Kathy Sprowls Ovesen of Magnolia; six grandchildren, Darrell and Dana Sprowles of Magnolia, Rob Ovesen of Baltimore, Maryland, Roger (Theresa) Ovesen of Elizabethtown, Dana (Paul) Buchner of Bowling Green, and Dawn Michelle Ovesen of Scottsville; a special friend, Gina Hawke of Upton; eight great-grandchildren, Tara, Cole, James, John, Peter, Ashton, Jake, and Moriah, and a great-great-grandchild, Heath.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 13 at the Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville with the Rev. Gordon McDowell officiating. Burial will follow in the Red Hill Cemetery in Hodgenville.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, September 12 and after 9 a.m. Sunday, September 13 at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the LaRue County Public Library 201 S. Lincoln Blvd. Hodgenville, KY 42748 or Friends of the LaRue County Public Library, in care of Lynn Claycomb, 101 Mather Rd. Hodgenville, KY 42748.
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Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home
208 West Water Street
Hodgenville, KY 42748
(270) 358-4151
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Published in The Larue County Herald News on Sept. 16, 2015